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Hitachino Nest 3 Days - Kiuchi Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Witbier |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

On 11th March 2011, a huge earthquake struck Japan and with it our brewery. Some parts of the brew house were damaged, and the brewing tanks were left leaning at an angle. Completion of the typical mashing period had to be extended to three days until electricity to the brewery was restored. Natural fermentation had already started in the mash tank during these three days with a lactic acid cultured in our brewery. This "3 Days" beer is limited to only 8,000 bottles.

(Beer added by: Francepants06 on 01-20-2012)
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Photo of goochpunch
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a rich amber with a thin head. Smell is malty, caramel, a little oxidized (in a good way), nutty and bready. Flavor is caramel, bread, pear, cherry, mild hops in the finish. Finishes pretty dry. Reminds me of a really good amber biere de garde. Light acidity on the tongue. Carbonation pops and works with the light acid. Fairly light bodies, considering the rich taste. Overall this is a really solid, rare offering, and a little bit of history.

goochpunch, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of bonbini26
4/5  rDev +3.6%

bonbini26, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of Diomede
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Diomede, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of EgadBananas
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My Ommegang Witte glass does not agree with this beer. From what I know, this is a weizen-base (bock maybe?) with a natural lactic fermentation. Either way, classification would be difficult. So, my review is unbiased to style and based on impression alone.

Pours a dark amber-y color, with a cream colored couple fingers of head that laced well. There's a slight funky tart note (apple?) up front in the aroma, with a slight brown sugary note with some caramel malts in there. There's definitely a bit of a lactic acid note on the taste, front and back. It's not huge, in fact, it's very mild, but it's there. Like with the aroma, some sugar malt sweetness to back it up. It's a creamy, medium bodied brew.

This is interesting. I have no idea what style of beer this is, but it's still tasty and unique. This was expensive ($11.29/18.6oz), but was worth the gamble.

EgadBananas, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +3.6%

DrBier, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Derekg
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Derekg, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Connor
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Connor, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy caramel to dark amber in color. The beer has a half finger tall creamy tan head that reduces to a thick film, a thicker patch, and an even thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Slightly sweet smelling with hints of citrus and coriander. Malty with light amounts of dark fruit.

T: Light notes of citrus, some spices, and just a hint of sourness. The beer has a solid malt body with some sweetness including a light presence of dark fruits. Additionally there are hints of banana (esters) and some light caramel notes along with wheat.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy but it also really coats the inside of your mouth + tongue.

O: This beer is extremely unique in style, likely due to the story behind why/how it was made - this is an interesting result to the experiment forced upon the brewery. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit and would recommend others to try it. There is a slight presence of alcohol in this beer.

dbrauneis, May 29, 2012
Photo of MaseFace
4/5  rDev +3.6%

MaseFace, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Hanzo, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's. Have to say, this really doesn't look like any witbier I've ever seen. In any case...

The beer pours a somewhat hazy, light ice tea color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is likewise unusual for a witbier (the beer menu calls it a hybrid, whatever that means in a beer), as I get considerable spice. The aroma profile otherwise showcases considerable clove, brown sugar and cinnamon, and the ber smells as if it will be fairly sweet. Certainly the beer is pretty sweet for a wit beer, though the flavor profile otherwise replicates the nose. I also pick up some light maraschino cherry and chocolate, which in combination with the spice and brown sugar, is kind of intriguing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied at most, and I get no sense of the 8% abv. (the beer menu at Max's lists this as a 6.5% beer, and frankly that's more along the line of what this beer drinks like).

Fact is, this is beer is very reminiscent of the annual christmas beer from anchor, which certianly is no bad thing. However, like the anchor seasonal, it's pretty hard to imagine drinking a lot of this, even though there's no doubt this is a pretty solid beer from Hitachino.

John_M, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +3.6%

klipper, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of danielnovak3
4/5  rDev +3.6%

danielnovak3, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of beeruser
4/5  rDev +3.6%

beeruser, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Jayli
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 2/14
Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a deep rust color with a one finger of head. Head recedes quickly leaving minor wisps of lacing.

S: Nose is plum, toffee and raisin.

T: Taste starts with a decent toffee sweetness before plum comes through. A continued plum flavoring pursues and some roasin with toasted notes come in. A touch of spicing is present...almost like a nutmeg.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, somewhat crisp at first and then fills up with a chewier body.

O: Goes down easy, tasty, not too filling, nice kick, different, but decent representation of style.

Jayli, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +3.6%

spycow, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of ncaudle
4/5  rDev +3.6%

ncaudle, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of quilty
4/5  rDev +3.6%

quilty, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Disaster beer, pretty good actually. Beer is amber / red and clear with a nice white head, some lacing, decent retention.

Aroma is interesting, mostly lactic and some malt.

Beer is pretty tart and sour, it is very lactic and succinic. It is nice and odd at the same time, definitely a happy accident. I do enjoy it and might even have it again. The sourness wins overall.

drabmuh, May 23, 2012
Photo of PthPndr
4/5  rDev +3.6%

PthPndr, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of drummermattie02
4/5  rDev +3.6%

drummermattie02, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of pgaveau
4/5  rDev +3.6%

pgaveau, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of sneaks2210
4/5  rDev +3.6%

sneaks2210, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of od_sf
4/5  rDev +3.6%

od_sf, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 3 finger frothy head with decent retention for its size on a murky amber body.

S: nice malt profile with some fruitness and even an herbal and corriander note.

T: caramel malts up front transitions to a dark fruit, spicey flavor with a tart, funky finish. Relatively yeasty throughout.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Interesting story and beer. The lingering funky aftertaste is its greatest shortcoming otherwise its almost like a very malty belgian dark strong. A must try.

kylehay2004, May 08, 2012
Hitachino Nest 3 Days from Kiuchi Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.